Job Actor * Winemaker * Resort owner-operator
Years active 1950-2007
Top Roles Pvt. Speedy, Sheriff Buck Weston, Davy Crockett, Voice of Leslie the Chauffeur, Sgt. Pike
Top GenresWestern, Drama, War, Comedy, Family, Action
Top TopicsDisney, Book-Based, Civil War
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Fess Parker Overview:

Actor, Fess Parker, was born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. on Aug 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, TX. Parker died at the age of 85 on Mar 18, 2010 in Santa Ynez, CA .



On October 22, 1991, Parker received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Fess Parker Quotes:

[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them]
James J. Andrews: Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away]

William Campbell: What do we tell the Johnny Rebs when they ask who we are and where we're from?
James J. Andrews: Tell them you're Kentuckians escaping the rule of the Yankees to join a Southern Regiment. If they press you closely, tell 'em you hail from Fleming County, Kentucky. I'm from Flemingsburg myself. No man from that county has ever joined the Southern army... As for you, Mr. Buffum, it might be wiser if you didn't speak at all. I never met a Kentuckian so plainly from Massachusetts.

Jim Coates: Now and then, for no good reason, life will haul off and knock a man flat.

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Fess Parker Facts
Fess Parker had eleven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Song "King of the Wild Frontier" was Number 1 on the "Hit Parade" for 16 weeks. Parker was paid $150. (source: interview with Fess Parker in the SF Chronicle, "Datebook" ("Pink") section, November 12, 2006).

Parker was named a Disney Legend in 1991.

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